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247Sports Rankings

247Rating Explanation

247Rating Explanation

247Sports has one of the industry’s largest and most recognized national recruiting staffs. Led by industry veterans J.C. Shurburtt, Gerry Hamilton and Jerry Meyer (basketball), 247Sports employs a staff of more than 50 reporters, analysts and evaluators that rank the nation’s elite high school football and basketball recruits from multiple class years.

247Sports Rating Explanation

Each recruit we evaluate is assigned a numerical rating as well as a star rating. Ratings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation, and input from our network of scouts.

Players are first grouped qualitatively with a star rating, then given a numerical rating based on their future potential, and finally ranked according to these numerical ratings.

110 - 101 = Franchise Player. One of the best players to come along in years, if not decades. Odds of having a player in this category every year is slim. This prospect has "can’t miss" talent.

100 - 98 = Five-star prospect. One of the top 30 players in the nation. This player has excellent pro-potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career.

97 - 90 = Four-star prospect. One of the top 300 players in the nation. This prospect will be an impact-player for his college team. He is an All-American candidate who displays pro-potential.

89 - 80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top 10% players in the nation. This player will develop into a reliable starter for his college team and is among the best players in his region of the country.

79 - below = Two-star prospect. This player makes up the bulk of Division I rosters. He may have little pro-potential, but is likely to become a role player for his respective school.

The list below ranks players by 247Sports Rating
Name Pos Ht Wt 247Sports Rating Team
1
1
Andrew Brown Andrew Brown
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
DT 6-4 282 99 Virginia
2
4
Thomas Holley Thomas Holley
Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY)
DT 6-4 285 98 Florida
3
13
Matt Elam Matt Elam
John Hardin (Elizabethtown, KY)
DT 6-5 372 98 Kentucky
4
2
Gerald Willis Gerald Willis
Edna Karr (New Orleans, LA)
DT 6-3 275 98 Florida
5
3
Travonte Valentine Travonte Valentine
Champagnat Catholic - Hialeah (Hialeah, FL)
DT 6-3 338 97 LSU
6
6
Josh Frazier Josh Frazier
Har-Ber (Springdale, AR)
DT 6-3 325 97 Alabama
7
14
Dexter Wideman Dexter Wideman
Saluda (Saluda, SC)
DT 6-4 255 96 South Carolina
8
7
Derrick Nnadi Derrick Nnadi
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
DT 6-1 305 96 Florida State
9
8
Bryan Mone Bryan Mone
Highland (Salt Lake City, UT)
DT 6-4 338 96 Michigan
10
5
Bijhon Jackson Bijhon Jackson
El Dorado (El Dorado, AR)
DT 6-1.75 334 95 Arkansas
12
10
Lamont Gaillard Lamont Gaillard
Pine Forest (Fayetteville, NC)
DT 6-3 310 95 Georgia
13
12
Dontavius Russell Dontavius Russell
Carrollton (Carrollton, GA)
DT 6-3 300 94 Auburn
14
22
Jay Hayes Jay Hayes
Poly Prep (Brooklyn, NY)
DT 6-5 260 93 Notre Dame
15
31
Johnny Dwight Johnny Dwight
Wilcox County (Rochelle, GA)
DT 6-2.5 303 93 Alabama
12
17
Garrald McDowell Garrald McDowell
Covington (Covington, LA)
SDE 6-1 252 93 Ole Miss
16
9
Demarcus Christmas Demarcus Christmas
Manatee (Bradenton, FL)
DT 6-4 287 93 Florida State
17
16
Khairi Clark Khairi Clark
Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL)
DT 6-2 325 92 Florida